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Samsung-T-Mobile press conference

The night before the official start of GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009, Samsung and T-Mobile held a joint press conference where they announced that the Samsung Memoir would be available starting February 25 for $249.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

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Helena Christensen

Supermodel Helena Christensen made a special appearance at the press conference to tout the Samsung Memoir's capabilities as a camera.

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Christensen's images

Christensen, who also happens to be a photographer, was given the Memoir for a few days to use as her phone and camera throughout her travels in New York and Barcelona. Images that she took with the Memoir were then put on display at the event.

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More images

Another one of Christensen's photographs on display at the press conference.

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High-end cameraphone

The Samsung Memoir features an 8-megapixel camera and also has a Xenon flash, CMOS auto focus, a 16x digital zoom, face and smile detection, geotagging, and more.

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TouchWiz user interface

The Memoir uses Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, which lets you customized your home screen with various widgets. The TouchWiz UI was just recently updated and includes more widgets, 3D effects, and more.

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TouchWiz up close

A closer look at the Samsung Memoir's user interface.

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